gx 1

The unrivalled combination of power, size and affordability you get from the gx 1 gives you full access to the generative content world.

gx 1

Smart content

Stunningly forceful for its size, the power density of the gx 1 takes generative content to the next level with higher resolution and better frame-rates. Experiment with interactive and responsive design and discover unimagined new ways to connect with your audience.  

 

Powerful output

 

VFC 

Flexible output formats

Small but mighty

The gx 1 comes with a single VFC slot, so you can scale up to one 4k output or four HD outputs. With fewer outputs, the server can focus more energy on producing generative content – so not only is it more compact, it’s extra smart too.

Create visual impact

The gx 1 comes with a license for Notch – a tool that not only brings the freedom of real-time, but is also extremely flexible. Whether you simply scratch the surface, or explore its deepest limits, bring your creativity to life.

Pixel-perfect playback power

Push Every Pixel™ means that the gx 1 has enough power to fill every physical pixel of its outputs with at least two simultaneous layers of content. Take your show to the next level with the ultimate playback power.

Technical specifications

System Connectivity - I/O Video Output 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (Stage) (4096 x 2160 max)
1x DisplayPort 1.2 (GUI)
Different VFC cards available*

*HDMI VFC card compatible at 8bit only
Video Input 3x HD-SDI or 2x 3G-SDI
Video Sync BNC Genlock
Media File Specifications Video Playback .mov (anim, pjpg, DXV, Hap, Hap Q)
Still Image Format .png, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .tga
3D Mesh Format .obj
Audio File Format .mp3, .wav (44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo)
Audio LTC Timecode: 1x Balanced XLR Input
Physical Specifications Mounting System 2U 19” rack mount
Unit Dimensions W: 445mm (17.52")
H: 88.9mm (3.5")
D: 593mm (23.35")
Unit Weight 10.8kg (23.8lbs)
Unit & Handle Handles 621mm (24.45")
Environmental Tolerances Temperature: 5-35°C (40°-95°F)
Humidity: 5%-95% (non-condensing)
Altitude: 0-8850 ft (0-2700m)
Hardware Specifications CPU Xeon Quad-Core 3.7Ghz
Memory 16GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 2x 80GB SSD
(Internal System Drive, Restore Drive)
2TB SSD
Network General Network: 1x Gigabit LAN
Artnet: 1x Gigabit LAN
Media Network: 2x 10 Gigabit LAN
Data/Peripherals 5x USB 3.0
Voltage 100-240V, 50Hz
Power Consumption 400VA @ 240V, 50Hz (max)
Software Features Operating System Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB
Bundled Software disguise Proprietary Full Production Suite
3rd Party Notch Playback License (2 years)
Bundled Accessories Bundled Accessories Keyboard
Mouse + Mouse Mat
Power Cable (Plug-True1)
Power Daisy Chain (True1-True1)
Getting Started Guide + Manual
Backmounted Rails
Support, Updates and Warranties License subscription package includes Free software upgrades for the life of the machine
– 2 year return to base hardware warranty (plus options to extend warranty length)
– Free support (via phone & email)

Power to respond

We regularly test our media servers to ensure that they perform to the highest standards. Below are two sets of data for playback performance and capture latency for the gx 1.

 

Playback

The following table shows how many layers can simultaneously be played back per codec

gx 1

Video codec

Content data rate

Max layers

HD HAP

27.8 MB/s

38

HD HAPQ

31.3 MB/s

30

HD Animation

107 MB/s

18

HD TIFF Sequence

237 MB/s

10

UHD HAP

95.4 MB/s

20

UHD HAPQ

143 MB/s

13

UHD Animation

697 MB/s

3

UHD TIFF Sequence

949 MB/s

2



Notes:
  • All content is 30 fps
  • Readings are taken from a slave machine
  • VFC-compatible machines run with pass-through style cards (HDMI or DP)
  • 60Hz project
  • Genlock on all machines which support it
  • One unique video file per layer, all mapped onto one screen
  • Absolute maximum level of performance
  • One more layer means the system starts to drop frames

Full description of the methodology employed and link to the project used for testing to be made available soon. Please check back.

Capture Latency

The following table provides data on how many frames of latency the gx 1 requires from capture to output.

gx 1 SDI

Refresh rate

Normal mode (frames)

Low latency mode (frames)

Ultra-low latency (frames)

60Hz

5

4

3

50Hz

5

4

3

30Hz

5

4

3

 

gx 1 NDI*

Refresh rate

Normal mode (frames)

Low latency mode (frames)

Ultra-low latency (frames)

60Hz

7

6

5

50Hz

7

6

5

30Hz

7

6

5

*Currently in beta

 

See below for full description of the methodology employed for both SDI & NDI, as well as the link to the project used.

 

Full disguise latency capture methodology

 

Notchmarks

For Notchmark information, please refer to the link below.

 

disguise Notchmark information

gx 1
gx 1 specifications sheet Download – 397 kb
VFC spec sheet
VFC spec sheet Download – 296kb